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Welcome to Our Inaugural Issue!

Posted by on August 17th, 2012 0 comments

I am pleased to introduce this inaugural issue of The MAReport.  This newsletter will be published quarterly and will highlight MAR projects, activities and members.  In this issue, you can read about one of our award-winning members, Mary Jo Russell, and meet the MAR Executive Director, Renae Barger, and the four energetic MAR Coordinators:  Michelle… Read More »

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Winner of the MLA Hospital Libraries Section Leadership Award

Posted by on August 3rd, 2012 0 comments

Member Spotlight Mary Jo Russell, MLS, AHIP Encouraged by my mentor-professor at Houghton College, I pursued a Master of Library Science degree from the University at Albany.  After graduating in 1989, I landed my first part-time job as a hospital librarian.  Soon thereafter I accepted a full-time position as Manager of Library Services at Vassar… Read More »

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Providing Outreach through Exhibiting

Posted by on August 3rd, 2012 0 comments

MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director One of the many exciting roles of a regional medical library is exhibiting at national, regional, state and local meetings and conferences.  Exhibiting offers the opportunity to demonstrate NLM products to health professionals, consumer groups and public, school and health sciences librarians.  It is also a great way to… Read More »

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New Roles for the Health Information Professional

Posted by on August 3rd, 2012 0 comments

Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator As Network and Advocacy Coordinator, I plan programs with an emphasis on advocacy and changing roles for the information professional.  I serve as the liaison to hospital librarians in MAR as well as manage the region’s membership and resource sharing programs.  As a member of the… Read More »

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Fruitful Beginnings in Consumer Health

Posted by on August 3rd, 2012 0 comments

Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator As Consumer Health Coordinator, I have had the opportunity to travel to various places throughout our region to conduct training, exhibit at conferences, and provide presentations. These experiences have allowed me to meet talented members in our region, while gaining a better understanding of the consumer health training… Read More »

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Outreach to the Public Health Workforce

Posted by on August 3rd, 2012 0 comments

Out and About Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator As Outreach Coordinator, I have responsibility for MAR’s outreach to unaffiliated health professionals, the mental health workforce, minority health professionals and the public health workforce.  I am guided in this work by the Outreach to Health Professionals and the Public Health Workforce Special Advisory Group http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/outreach_members.html.  In this… Read More »

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WISER Can Make You Wiser

Posted by on August 3rd, 2012 0 comments

CyberCast Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator If your region has a hazardous material incident and emergency responders need immediate access to vital information—where do they access the information they need?  What happens if the network goes down that provides the data? The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a fantastic app to help—the… Read More »

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